Counselling & Psychotherapy

Welcome to Butterfly Counselling.

Butterfly Counselling provides a professional counselling & psychotherapy service in Fordham, Ely on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border near to Soham, Burwell, Newmarket, Mildenhall , Ely and is 30 minutes drive from Bury St Edmunds.

The counselling services are provided by Dawn McGregor BA (Hons), a qualified and BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist.

Therapy For Life’s Problems

We all have a wish for life to go well but sometimes we can suffer problems.

Life difficulties can be isolating and unhappy experiences. You may feel persistently emotionally troubled; have a feeling of emptiness or numbness, lack of meaning, struggle to say ‘no’ to others or feel guilt when you have done nothing wrong, have depression or chronic anxiety and restlessness.

Maybe you have difficulties with relating to others, either personally or in your working life. You may not ‘feel’ or be living your entitlement to a better life. Perhaps you have been told that you are ‘too sensitive’ or maybe you feel deeply misunderstood, feel shame and or strongly criticise yourself.

Perhaps you have unpredictable mood swings, are sensitive to criticism and feel rejected by others or perhaps emotionally over-react to situations.  Maybe you are repeatedly drawn to the same type of partner/ relationship over and over whilst not having your own needs attended to.

Do you experience Self sabotaging behaviours?  have suicidal thoughts, self harm? Feel isolated and alienated by others? Perhaps you are finding it hard to come to terms with a life changing experience, for example bereavement, divorce, separation or occupation loss. You may have concerns about your emotional life or feel frustrated and unfulfilled. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to cope with other losses and suffer from deprivations from your past; or with difficult, perhaps abusive, relationships.


Counselling and psychotherapy can help with many issues including:


  • Affairs and Betrayal
  • Relationship Issues
  • Unresolved Childhood issues
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Trauma
  • Developmental Trauma
    Emotional Intensity Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relational / family issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep issues
  • Bereavement
  • Self Harm
  • Difficulty Expressing or Managing feelings
  • Anger
  • Chronic anxiety
  • Feeling ‘stuck’ and looking for direction
  • Support through a life difficulty

How Counselling can help you.

As a therapist Dawn provides a gentle, caring and safe place to help you explore your life difficulties.

She will focus on you and listen without judging or criticising you. Together you will build a trusting and safe relationship. Dawn will help guide you to find out about how you can deal with your problems without telling you what to do.

Taking the first steps in looking after yourself is not always easy. Whatever problem brought you here, counselling and psychotherapy can be an amazing experience that helps you move forward to where you would like to be in life. To find out more about what to expect from counselling click here.